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's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations, weddings. kids of their own. among the fallen were also teachers, men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams. >> we're back. that was a very emotional president obama early this afternoon at the white house. nbc's kristen welker is live now with the latest from washington. you know, kristen, it's such an interesting and powerful moment in a presidency to realize that it's not just a political office or a governmental office, that being president is to be us, is to be our emblematic person and to react almost like the adult in the family, the grownup. you know? >> reporter: absolutely. absolutely. and president obama today admitting that he was responding to this tragedy not only as the president but also as a father who has two daughters. and that is how he watched these horrific events unfold. and
they're going to take their guns away. >> you know, america has a gun issue rate that almost twice the next highest country, number two is yemen. number three is switzerland. switzerland is declining. switzerland mandates that male citizens have that, from well-regulated militia days. yemen is not a place that american policymakers look to emulate in other contexts. i think there are people who say, no, it's not the nra, it's that americans like guns. it's a deep part of our culture. and you people who want to regulate guns, your problem isn't with this industry. your problem is with the american people. your problem is with democracy. your problem is with a population that from the very beginning has had this deep affection, strong connection, culturally to the guns. >> i think if you actually are able to explain to the american people, what am i asking for? anybody that buys a gun, you have to go through a background check. the majority of nra members actually believe that because they know there are honest citizens, most of them are hunters and sportsmen. >> right. right now, we
. and that was especially true today. i know there is not a parent in the america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of five and ten years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations. weddings, kids of their own. among the fallen were also teachers, men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams. so our hearts are broken today. for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children. and for the families of the adults who were lost. our hearts are broken for the parents of the survivors, as well. for as blessed as they are to have their children home tonight they know that their children's innocence has been torn away from them too early. and there are no words that will ease their pain. as a country, we have been through this too many times. whether it is an elementary school in newtown, or a shopping mall in oregon. or a temple in wisconsin. or a movie theater in aurora, or a street corner in chicago, thes
in america. it is a typical of a lot of the communities that i represent here in lower fairfield county and the upper part. they're very close-knit. they do everything together. they're family other fented. their activities are together. their social network really are the children's parents and their friends. and this truly is affected everyone in such a profound way. i can't even begin to tell you. so that when these first responders come to the scene, they are their neighbors, they are their children's play mates. so it is incredibly devastating. and i think they were going to need some support as well. >> well, connecticut state senator toni boucher. thank you very much. i appreciate your insights. we have an update now from nbc's andrea mitchell on that news about our secretary of state having fallen and gotten a concussion. andrea what do you know? >> reporter: what we know is from philippe wains her top deputy secretary of state, she's been suffering from a stomach virus since a trip about ten days ago. she had been home and apparently became dehydrated and fainted, according to
, as a parent. and that was especially true today. i know that there is not a parent in america that does not feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those that died today were children. beautiful children between five-10 years old. (camera shutters) >> they have their entire lives of them, birthdays, graduations, weddings. kids of their own. among the fallen, were teachers, men & women that devoted their lives to help our children fulfill their dreams so are our hearts are broken today. for the parents, the grandparents, sisters, brothers of these little children and for the families of the adults that lost. our hearts are broken for the appearance of the survivors as well. as blessed as they are to have their children home tonight, they know that their child's innocence has been torn away too early. there are no words to ease their pain. as a country, we have been through this too many times. when there is an elementary school in connecticut, a shopping mall in portland, ore., or a temple in wisconsin. or a movie theater outside of colorado in aurora. or a street cor
at a time that seems inadequate. the saddest place in america everywhere from parents to children to civic leaders trying to come to grip was the trauma and human toll of friday's massacre at sandy hook elementary school. we will have much more, including a live report from newtown, connecticut, right after this break. and we can save you 10% on ground shipping over the ups store. look this isn't my first christmas. these deals all seem great at the time... but later... [ shirt ] merry christmas, everybody! not so much. ho ho ho! this isn't that kind of deal. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. >>> just some of the heart wrenching images from the tragic scene. here's the latest that shooting in newtown, connecticut. all of the victims have been identified. their bodies have been remove prosecuted the sandy hook elementary school and taken to the medical examiner's office. police at this point are asking everyone to respect the privacy of those families. we are also learning a little bit more about the suspected gunman. 20-year-old adam
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